Everyone knows about the University of Phoenix. It is quite simply the largest online university, the largest university in terms of enrollment and the largest receiver of federal financial aid dollars in the country. However, many people may not be aware of the University of Phoenix’s ongoing and persistent issues with fraudulent financial aid practices, its multilevel marketing approach to higher education and its blatant disregard of quality education altogether. The university recieves thousands of complaints monthly regarding its financial aid and enrollment practices. Additionally, the University of Phoenix also relies on a multilevel approach to marketing which was apparent with its attempt to lure in community college students seeking associate degrees with its Axia College scam which has now been merged into its University of Phoenix Online programs. Finally, the University of Phoenix also has faced consistent issues with regard to its curriculum, instructors which it calls “facilitators” and also with its superficial learning platform. Basically, the University of Phoenix has its uses but when one factors in the cost of the University of Phoenix which rivals the costs of Harvard, Yale and Princeton, caveat emptor.